From today, Georgia has opened land borders, which means that, with some exceptions, foreign nationals can enter by air and by land. It turns out that the rules of entry by air and land are different for both Georgian and foreign citizens.
Entry rules for COVID-19 vaccinated foreign visitors by air
Citizens of all countries, traveling by air from any country may enter Georgia if they present the document confirming the full course (two doses, one dose in case of Johnson&Johnson) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia.
* Except for any person coming from the Republic of India (regardless of citizenship and full course of vaccination) as well as persons who have a history of travel to the Republic of India during the last 14 days. They shall present a negative result of the PCR test conducted in the last 72 hours prior their visit to Georgia and then undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine, at their own expense.
Entry rules for non-vaccinated foreign visitors by air
Citizens and residence permit holders of the following states may enter Georgia by air under the conditions mentioned below:
- European Union Member States
- State of Israel
- Republic of Turkey
- Swiss Confederation
- Kingdom of Norway
- United States of America
- United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- State of Qatar
- United Arab Emirates
- Kingdom of Bahrein
- Republic of Armenia
- Republic of Azerbaijan
- Republic of Kazakhstan
- Russian Federation
- Republic of Belarus
- Republic of Uzbekistan
- Republic of Tajikistan
- Republic of Kyrgyzstan
- State of Kuwait
- People's Republic of China
- Republic of Korea
- Republic of Moldova
- Sultanate of Oman
For entering Georgia, they must comply with the following conditions:
- They must travel by air directly from the countries mentioned above, including transit travel through third countries;
- At the border checkpoint of Georgia they must present PCR-examination certificate conducted in the last 72 hours prior their visit to Georgia;
- On the 3rd day of their stay, they are obliged to undergo PCR-examination at their own expense;
- Before crossing the state border, they must complete the special application form, indicating the travel history of the last 14 days, contact details (address, phone number, email etc.) https://registration.gov.ge/pub/form/8_protocol_for_arrivals_in_georgia/tk6157/;
Land / Sea borders
Entering Georgia by land or sea borders
Entry by land or sea borders is allowed only for citizens and residence permit holders of the abovementioned countries, when traveling directly from those countries (with the right of transit through third countries).
COVID-19 vaccinated foreign visitors - shall present PCR-examination certificate conducted in the last 72 hours prior their visit to Georgia, along with proof of full course of any COVID-19 vaccine (two doses and one dose for Johnson & Johnson vaccination).
Non-vaccinated foreign visitors – shall present PCR-examination certificate conducted in the last 72 hours prior their visit to Georgia and on the 3rd day of their stay, shall undergo PCR examination at their own expense.
Attention! All visitors traveling from the Republic of India (regardless of citizenship and full course of vaccination) as well as persons who have a history of travel to the Republic of India during the last 14 days shall present a negative result of the PCR test, conducted in the last 72 hours prior their visit to Georgia and undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine, at their own expense.
Except for the above-mentioned categories, the restriction on entry to Georgia does not apply to:
- Representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited to Georgia and their family members;
- Family members of Georgian citizens, despite their nationality. (Spouse, children under 18 years old, relevant documents should be presented);
- Persons arriving in Georgia as part of humanitarian mission – if trip of such mission (doctors, volunteers, etc.) to Georgia becomes a necessity;
- Individuals who have been granted the status of stateless person by respective authorities of Georgia;
- Individuals holding status-neutral ID card or travel documents;
- Individuals having a refugee status in Georgia;
- Members of official delegations (will be decided on a case-to-case basis);
- Train and truck drivers, involved in transport of goods and services and airplane crew.